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Football Field. Wins and Losses

What Can We Learn from Loss?

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How does it feel to lose? Last night’s Super Bowl Game was rough for Falcons fans. It’s easy to feel defeated when your loyalties are on the losing side of history. After a big win, most of us know how to celebrate. We come together, we toast, we eat, we dance, we laugh, we unite. In loss, we don’t always…

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New Vistas in 2014!

Make It Your Best Year Yet!

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On New Year’s Day, I wrote on someone’s Facebook wall: “I wish you the very best this year; I know that this is going to be a great year for all of us.” The person replied, “I hope so…” I was struck by the passivity of this response, as if unseen forces completely dictated this person’s future and he had…

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Homer, Alaska -- Photo by Allison Gergley

Invest in What You Love!

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“Where you invest your love, you invest your life.”  -“Awake My Soul” by Mumford & Sons Almost 4 years ago, I had just moved to San Francisco. I took a huge leap of faith in moving to California and when I finally landed my dream job, I had $200 left in my bank account. I desperately needed a new comforter,…

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It's time to walk across

The Best Adventures Begin with Choice

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Most epic stories or adventures begin with a dramatic life change. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, decided to go on an incredible journey to Italy, India, and Indonesia after a devastating break up. Elliot’s life was completely turned upside down when E.T. arrived. Queen Elizabeth I took the throne as England’s first sole female monarch after the death of her…

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BaiJiu

Justice vs. The Fool

By | Change, Choice, Courage, Different, Life, Life changing moments, New Experiences, Thought Provoking, Trust, Why not? | 17 Comments

A couple weeks ago, I went to see Kamaljit, my favorite masseuse in the world, for a long overdue massage. I absolutely love my time there. I always feel like I’m in a safe and sacred port. On this occasion, Kamaljit decided to try something new. She had just journeyed to Santa Cruz to buy new Tarot cards, and as we…

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Bhutan Temple, Photo from www.bhutan.com / Video by Pogo

Writing Your Life, Part 2

By | "6 Months", Acceptance, Choice, Courage, Heart, Life, Life changing moments, Purpose | 34 Comments

First off, I want to thank everyone for their thoughtful, kind, and wise comments on my initial post, Writing Your Life. One of the many things I’ve learned and gained from this ongoing experiment in living is to be open and vulnerable (see The V Word) with others. I’m deeply grateful to everyone for listening and commiserating on questions we…

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Imagine the Impossible

Cleaning House: Making Room for a New Year

By | Appreciation, Choice, Courage, Different, Heart, Life, Life changing moments, passion, Questions that Count, Soul, Trust | 29 Comments

The Chinese have a beautiful tradition for Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year. Each family cleans their house thoroughly before the end of the year. In mopping, dusting, and sweeping every nook and cranny, the old energy of the previous year is cleared away, and there is space for the new. On the first day of the new year (according…

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